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A far-gone past

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LoveBug
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0 posted 05-29-2000 05:27 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LoveBug

This lengthy poem deserves an explaination. Every summer, I have the honor of being in a wonderful outdoor theater called "The Aracoma Story", a play about a true drama that took place in the very spot in which we perform. Our cast always grows very close, and I was inspired to write this poem, because that time is coming again!


The Indianís fire
Goes up in a flash
Bringing back to life
A far-gone past

Behind the great stage
We all listen with awe
As the great Princess speaks
Against the white manís fall

We know what is real
And what is just fake
We know that our "Indians"
Are just wearing paint

We know that "Aracoma"
Isnít our friendís real name
But it all feels alive
Itís real, just the same

And after the play
Is over and done
We wash off the paint
And have lots of fun

We stay out all night...
Well, as long as we dare
Practice is early
And our director is there!

And then the next night
We prepare for the stage
Ah, we were all friends
Despite of our age

The oldest was 60
The youngest was five
But all of us had
The time of our lives

Every night for two weeks
In the hot August sun
We were always there
Having so much fun

But when we were onstage
There was no goofing off
As we performed this drama
There was no showing off

But time marched on
As time always does
And these two weeks
Soon became as dust

The last night is the best
For the audience there
But behind the acting
Itís more than we can bear

Saying sad goodbyes
And cursing our fate
We drive off, one last time
To our corners of the state

Whenever I see a fire
Go up in a flash
It brings back to life
A far-gone past

But those days are coming
They will soon be here
And Iíll see those soon
Who I hold so dear

Year after year, we do this play
And we still come together, all the same

And again, we see...

The Indianís fire
Goes up in a flash
Bringing back to life
A far-gone past



 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 05-29-2000 05:35 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

How interesting, though I thought it was too short. I could have read on and on
Thanks for sharing this wonderful event!
Love
Liz
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2 posted 05-29-2000 05:40 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

This was wonderful Lovebug, I savored every line. This is one of the best I have read from you, keep up the good work, I expect you to top yourself  
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3 posted 05-29-2000 05:44 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This was terrific LoveBug ... sounds like a wonderful event ... have fun again this year! Well done.

Best wishes,
/Kit
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4 posted 05-29-2000 05:51 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Wow, three replies in, like, 10 minutes!

Liz: Thank you so much for replying. I know this is nothing compared to what you write, thanks for reading.

Mistikman: That means the world, coming from you. Thanks a lot!

Kit: Thank you for your great reply!

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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5 posted 05-29-2000 08:30 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

We must thank this outdoor theatre.  It certainly inspires excellent work.  

Marina
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6 posted 05-29-2000 08:36 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

What fun, I'm so envious!

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7 posted 05-29-2000 09:18 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This is wonderful! I would like to hear more about it..how about a Prose piece? Sounds like a lot of fun...  
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8 posted 05-29-2000 09:51 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

LoveBug~
Your poem is lovely and I've seen the play ... it is outstanding.  
I will be honored just knowing you are taking part in this.

You've so much talent and are to be applauded for all you do.
I applaud you, my dear.
~*Marge*~


This is the tale of the Indian princess Aracoma and her ill-fated love for the British soldier captured by her father in the West Virginia hills near their home in 1780.



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Marina and Corrine- Thank you for your kind replies

PDV- I was considering that... thanks for replying

Marge- I never knew you saw the play!!! The pamplet you scanned has my friend Jennifer on it. Will you come and see us this year? The company is also performing "Oklahoma" and "Lil' Abner". If you want more info, e-mail me!

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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LB
this is funtastic--
these are the events and experiences that
stay with us for a life time...
wonderful writing...
very cool tale of Indian culture,
one of my fav subjects.
take care, jm
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